what have you learned. >> for viewers, we can note that the at this late stage in the game anytime one of these key players talks, we listen very carefully to their words. i'll say at this point, especially as we heard some pessimism in the voice of harry reid earlier today, this does appear to be a positive step. i don't want to go as far as to say you know, very, very si significant. why don't we listen to that one more time, don. >> i've spoken to the white house. quite a few times this evening. they've asked to give everyone as much time as possible to reach an agreement if one can be reached. for that reason, we'd holdover the vote till tomorrow at noon. >> he also said i think right after that, don, we should give everyone as much room as possible to do something along the lines to do the work that they need to do. so clearly, to me, this appears to be a positive step.